Welcome to the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition

The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition (NTMHC) is the peak body for community managed mental health services across the Northern Territory. The Coalition has a network of 200 individuals, organisations and stakeholders including a membership of 35 organisations. The Coalition is a member of both the Mental Health Australia (MHA) and Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA).

The purpose of the Coalition is to provide an effective peak body function by ensuring a strong voice for member organisations and a reference for Governments on all issues relating to the provision of mental health services in the Northern Territory of Australia. The Coalition is engaging regularly and consulting with the community mental health sector, members, and stakeholders. Each year the Coalition supports events for Mental Health Week, including the launch, administering the online calendar, and organising the community Mental Health Awards.

Latest News

My Recovery – Darwin, August 2019

My Recovery Program for people who have experienced mental health challenges

The My Recovery Program is coming to Darwin. My Recovery is a 6-session education program for anyone who has experienced mental health challenges and would like to develop skills and strategies to support their recovery. My Recovery is free and will be offered in Darwin in August 2019.

Download the flyer and an application, or simply call or email Noelene, to register your interest

Noelene Armstrong
NT Mental Health Coalition
08 8948 2246
0439 100 360
PLEPProject@ntmhc.org.au

NDIS News

The NDIS Worker Orientation Module is now available. The NDIS Commission will begin accepting applications for provider registrations in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, Australia's Capital Territory and the Northern Territory from 1 July 2019.To ensure a smooth...

NT Human Services Industry Plan – Join the Conversation! Register

The Northern Territory Government is hosting Industry Forums across the Northern Territory to talk about the NT Human Services Industry Plan.

The human services industry in the Northern Territory plays a vital role in the lives of Territorians.  Access to high-quality human services contributes to the wellbeing of individuals and the welfare of the community as a whole, and underpins economic and social participation.

Register to attend a forum or for further information visit the website.

National Indigenous Critical Response Service (NICRS) & StandBy – Support After Suicide Service

The National Indigenous Critical Response Service and StandBy – Support After Suicide Service are programs of Thirrili Ltd. Both programs work together to complement each other and provide support to individuals, families and communities impacted by suicide loss.

These services are contactable 24/7 on:

  • NICRS free call 1800 805 801 or mobile 0499 333 132.
  • StandBy mobile 0418 575 680.

For notifications and referrals for either service email suicidesupport.nt@thirrili.com.au

For further information download the flyer or visit the website.

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Highlights

Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry: The Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health April 2019.

Read the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition’s submission.

Useful Links

Community Mental Health Australia

Advocacy and Representation

Mental Health First Aid Australia

Find an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructors in the Northern Territory and Nationwide.

Free Online Peer Support Forums

The sane forums are a safe, anonymous online community for people living with mental illness and their families, friends and carers.

SANE Australia is inviting NTMHC members to join this free program, simply by integrating the service into their websites. These partnerships with community mental health organisations are vital for promoting the forums into metropolitan, regional, and rural communities around Australia.


				

Sane Australia Representation Survey


In 2018 SANE Australia conducted a survey asking Australians how they wanted mental illness to be represented in images. With over 5,000 participants, the majority of those having a lived experience of mental illness, the survey results gave a clear indication of the types of images that contribute to stigma and which images portray a fair and accurate representation of living with a mental illness.
For the survey report please click here.